Bernhard Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV)

What’s new with the CCV?

We will be hosting the 22nd Annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference from June 8-10. This year’s theme is Preparing Global Leaders for a Religiously Diverse Society.

The 2016 Augsburg College Youth Theology Institute will feature focus on Discipleship in the Public Square. We are currently accepting applications and nominations for high school students who want to explore how people of faith can work towards addressing social and ecological challenges in the world.

We are proud to recognize the students who were CCV scholars for 2015-16. Read profiles of this year’s Christensen Scholars and Interfaith Scholars.

Check out our newly compiled list of Religion Faculty Speakers and topics they are available to present about for congregations or other events.

In the fall of 2016, Augsburg will be hosting a national conference for the Lilly Fellows Program. Learn more about the conference.

Connecting Faith, Scholarship, Service, World

The Christensen Center for Vocation is a natural outgrowth of Augsburg’s commitment to the theological exploration of vocation. This commitment rises from the belief that all people have the capacity to be agents of God’s love by using their gifts and talents to serve their neighbor. By promoting and supporting activities that provide opportunities for deep reflection, the CCV helps students, staff, faculty, and friends of the College discern their life purpose in service to the world.

The fundamental principles that inspire and guide all CCV endeavors are the five lessons learned from Bernhard M. Christensen, president of Augsburg College from 1938-1962:

  • Christian faith liberates minds and lives.
  • Diversity strengthens vital communities.
  • Interfaith friendships enrich learning.
  • The love of Christ draws us to God.
  • We are called to service in the world.

Learn about Vocation at Augsburg College in an article by Mark Tranvik, Christensen Center for Vocation Fellow.